• Give Us A Quick BiographyI am a Registered Architect and Senior Project Manager with Zavos Architecture+Design off West Patrick Street. I also teach classes part time at Frederick Community College and The Universities at Shady Grove. I also teach Sunday school classes at Beth Sholom Synagogue. I live in the Overlook Neighborhood with my wife […]

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  • Our tour of Clue IQ began walking through each escape room and talking about each of its themes. The rooms I visited were Excalibar, Conspiracy, and Blitzkrieg. I was surprised by the level of detail Steven and his team accomplished to make each room a reality. Not only was I immersed into the room by […]

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  • It has been a busy 2020 already for the board for East Frederick Rising. We are hoping to announce our first annual event, pushing to create materials showcasing the exciting projects along and in East Frederick, and working with stakeholders to improve connectivity here in town. I looked into joining the board when I realized […]

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  • Smoketown Creekside, the 2nd location for Smoketown Brewing, is located at 400 Sagner Ave. Suite 100. In a site flanked by Attaboy, across the creek from Idiom Brewing, the brewery is playing a part in activating the east side of the Carroll Creek park. City resident David Blackmon’s new location is in addition to the original […]

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  • As City officials work to craft & update the 2020 Comprehensive Plan, setting big ideas into motion for decades to come, smaller plans are playing out before us today. If you’ve ever walked to the end of Carroll Creek Linear Park, you’d notice it stops at East Patrick Street… Because of the plans unfolding today, […]

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  • Walking towards the East End Festival, you could hear the music playing from afar. Though it was a rainy and cloudy October, one could see that the turnout was large ranging in people from different ages. The group Let There Be Rock came in full force as they played all afternoon entertaining East End Festival […]

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  • To build on last month’s newsletter, in which we highlighted the many long standing industries that have shaped East Frederick, several who are still operating today, and the market forces that are reshaping the area as we speak, I want to focus this month on the planning that is underway by the City of Frederick […]

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  • In the past year and a half, it appears flash flood warnings have become more commonplace in Frederick County. Frederick’s history of development without proper caution for erosion and water flow has forced many in the City to ask what can be done. Year over year stormwater management and smarter development can prevent the situation […]

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  • Who is EFR?  East Frederick Rising is a local nonprofit that advocates on behalf of the east side of Frederick. We promote residential and commercial projects that result in economic vitality and communities that are walkable, connected, vibrant, safe, attractive, and sustainable. We prioritize projects that create a sense of local context while also satisfying […]

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  • What is Rails to Trails?  “Rails to Trails” projects convert abandoned or unused railroad tracks into multi-use pathways for bikers and pedestrians. These types of initiatives have taken place across the United States, such as the Great American Rail-Trail which is working to transform rails into trails all the way from Maryland to Washington State, […]

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